(WICHITA, Kan.) — They're meant to keep victims safe, and now the Kansas Legislature is looking at making changes to how long protection-from-abuse orders are good for.
House Bill 2613, which is expected to make it to the governor's desk, would create the possibility of "lifetime protection"
"I can't begin to tell you, unless I have my paper in front of me, the injustices that my daughter and have both gone through."
Kristy didn't want us to use her legal name, but because of her experiences, has been leading the fight for lawmakers to try and make a "lifetime protection from abuse order" a reality.
In 2003, her daughters father plead no contest to aggravated battery after breaking the one month old baby's arm. And while he's currently in prison, Kristy says he's made comments about being with his daughter, without her, when he's released.